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Beckner Building

Oldest Brick Building

 
 
Beckner Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2012
1. Beckner Building Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1848 A.D. by Levi Beckner this is the only brick building to survive the Civil War. It housed mercantile, newspaper, the first bank 1884-1910, abstract, cafe, and insurance businesses.
 
Erected 1982 by Dallas County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCommunicationsIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 37° 38.589′ N, 93° 5.539′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, Missouri, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Commercial Street and Maple Street (Missouri Route 73), on the right when traveling east on Commercial Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Commercial Street, Buffalo MO 65622, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dallas County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 16.1 miles away).
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Beckner Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2012
2. Beckner Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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